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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Criminal Defence

Trial attorney in USA and Canada with more than 14 years’ experience.  Representing those under criminal investigation and charged with offences ranging from mischief to murder.  My goal in any file is to achieve the best result for my client.  I have achieved success ranging from dismissal prior to trial or acquittal after trial in matters involving sex offences, attempted murder, or matters involving multi-million $ drug projects. 

 

I have testified twice in Parliament as criminal defense counsel regarding Bills C-51 and 75.  I was profiled in the Globe & Mail (Aug 2019).  I am a columnist for the national legal publication “the Lawyer’s Daily” and am able to offer services in French. 

I am admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions: 

California, USA

Ontario, Canada

British Columbia, Canada

Corporate Liability Mitigation

 A successful lawyer is one who keeps their client out of the court room.  I have diversified my practice by using my trial skills to protect my corporate clients and mitigate their liability.   Success has been achieved through lengthy experience as in-house corporate counsel .  Current clients include not-for profit mental health associations; sexual assault centers; talent agencies; and a real estate company in Nevada.  My original contract management system has been implemented in various companies and was presented at the National CCCA Spring Conference in 2013.  

 

TRIAL PREPARATION

The most effective submissions come to Laurelly during her “free” time while she trains for marathons. She has completed 7 marathons including 3 Boston Marathon’s and most recently running in the Tokyo Marathon, 2019.  She has earned 4 out of 6  World Major Marathon stars.  

ACADEMIC

  • University of Winnipeg 2001-2003. Achieved Bachelor of Arts with Double Major: Politics, Justice & Law Enforcement. Highest grade point average 4.0 produced
  • University of Manitoba 2003-2006 Achieved LLB Degree.
  • Law Society of Upper Canada 2007-present. Called to the bar in Ontario. Member in good standing.
  • Law Society of British Columbia (“BC”) 2010-present. Called to the bar in BC. Member in good standing.

 

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of BC
  • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). 
  • Chair of the CLE Committee for the Kenora District Law Association 2007-2010.
  • Canadian Bar Association 2007-present. Member. Contributed to Equal Justice Report. Chair of Law Week Committee (Access to Justice, BC Branch 2013-2014).
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (“CCCA”) 2010-present. Member. Advocacy Committee Member.
  • Professional Development Committee Member. Financial Literacy sub-committee Member.
  • Criminal Lawyer’s Association 2015-present.

 

ABOUT LAURELLY

With more than 14 years’ of experience, Laurelly has extensive knowledge of the legal system.  She is admitted to practice in both the USA and Canada:  the State Bar of California; the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of BC.  

As a result of her experience, she was asked to testify in Parliament twice regarding criminal justice reform.  

Laurelly is a columnist for the Lawyer’s Daily, a national publication, and is also the author of over 10 CLE programs. As a journalist she was interviewed on WWWJ950 Detroit Radio regarding the State v Chauvin in March 2021 and in 2019 regarding legislative changes on NewsTalk1010.  

She has completed 4 out  of 6 Abbott World Major Marathons,  is fluent in French and is a Mentor for the Ryerson Law Practice Program.  

Meet our Alumni: Laurelly Dale

Dale holds a BA with a double major in Justice and Law Enforcement and Politics.  

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ABOUT LAURELLY

With more than 14 years’ of experience, Laurelly has extensive knowledge of the legal system.  She is admitted to practice in both the USA and Canada:  the State Bar of California; the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of BC.  

As a result of her experience, she was asked to testify in Parliament twice regarding criminal justice reform.  

Laurelly is a columnist for the Lawyer’s Daily, a national publication, and is also the author of over 10 CLE programs. As a journalist she was interviewed on WWWJ950 Detroit Radio regarding the State v Chauvin in March 2021 and in 2019 regarding legislative changes on NewsTalk1010.  

She has completed 4 out  of 6 Abbott World Major Marathons,  is fluent in French and is a Mentor for the Ryerson Law Practice Program.  

Meet our Alumni: Laurelly Dale

Dale holds a BA with a double major in Justice and Law Enforcement and Politics.  

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TRIAL PREPARATION

The most effective submissions come to Laurelly during her “free” time while she trains for marathons. She has completed 7 marathons including 3 Boston Marathon’s and most recently running in the Tokyo Marathon, 2019. She has earned 4 out of 6 World Major Marathon stars.  

ACADEMIC

  • State Bar of California- Admitted 2021
  • University of Winnipeg 2001-2003. Achieved Bachelor of Arts with Double Major: Politics, Justice & Law Enforcement. Highest grade point average 4.0 produced
  • University of Manitoba 2003-2006 Achieved LLB Degree.
  • Law Society of Upper Canada 2007-present. Called to the bar in Ontario. Member in good standing.
  • Law Society of British Columbia (“BC”) 2010-present. Called to the bar in BC. Member in good standing.

 

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California 
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of British Columbia 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). 
  • Chair of the CLE Committee for the Kenora District Law Association 2007-2010.
  • Canadian Bar Association 2007-present. Member. Contributed to Equal Justice Report. Chair of Law Week Committee (Access to Justice, BC Branch 2013-2014).
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (“CCCA”) 2010-present. Member. Advocacy Committee Member.
  • Professional Development Committee Member. Financial Literacy sub-committee Member.
  • Criminal Lawyer’s Association 2015-present
  • Kenora District Law Association 

 

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

Laurelly has been counsel on numerous complex matters including homicide trials.  As a result of her career achievements she was profiled in the Globe & Mail in 2019, a national publication.  She has testified twice providing expert evidence to Parliament regarding Bills C-51 and 75.  As a legal journalist for the Lawyers Daily for the past 5 years she writes articles about criminal justice reform and politics.  She was recently interviewed on WWJ950 Detroit Radio as a criminal trial attorney offering insight into the State v Chauvin of March 2021. She is fluent in French and is a Mentor and Assessor for the Ryerson Law Practice Program for new attorneys.  

 

 

Other notable achievements include:

  • WD Firearms and Aggravated Assault Charges in shooting incident in R v. TM 2021
  • WD all charges of child sex assault in R v NW 2020 as a result of Khan Application
  • Discharge obtained in Project Greyskull R v Chan et al 2019 OJ
  • 11B Delay application granted in fentanyl trafficking case, R v Bragg, 2019 ONCJ
  • Successful application to exclude evidence on basis of s.8 Charter violations in R v Prendeville & Allison, 2017 OCJ 0375
  • Obtained conditional discharge for Aboriginal client convicted of causing facial lacerations and bodily harm in R v Masekeyash, 2017 OCJ 160857.
  • Withdraw of charges in numerous sexual assault and sexual interference cases.
  • Counsel for co-accused Gregoire in ONSC judge alone trial, lR v Godbout et al, 2008 ONSC. Co-accused Andrew Wakeling’s extradition matter dealt with in USA v. Wakeling, 2013 BCCA 166.
  • Appointed 486.3 Counsel in Canada's longest domestic assault trial R v Safdar et al 2018 ONSC No 6328
  • Counsel at jury trial R v Kokopenace 2015 SCC No. 28

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Dale Law really helped me relieve me from my criminal charges. I felt very comfortable with this firm and the attorney I retained, Laurelly Dale. The whole process of going to court was very nerve wracking and Laurelly did a great job at bringing that to ease.

U.H.

Laurelly helped me to navigate the extremely confusing and challenging waters of contract negotiation by overlooking and re-drafting my contracts. She is hard-headed and professional. Definitely someone I’ve felt lucky to have on my side.

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